Isn’t the fall a fabulous time of year? The air is crisp and the colours on the trees are bright. In Knowlton, the fall is also a time for fabulous food, drink and fun! We celebrate the harvest so many ways, but The Brome Lake Duck Festival is unique in its celebration first and foremost of our world class Brome Lake Duck, but also of so many of our glorious regional gourmet selections…We delight this year in offering you not only a culinary celebration of duck, but enjoy it in an Acadian atmosphere. Come for the food and enjoy the celebration of our Eastern Townships heritage through Acadian music and food!
Imagine, if you will, the following scenario; It’s Friday afternoon, late September. Your work day is done and you have made it through traffic and are now approaching exit 90 off highway 10. Brome Lake…your weekend destination awaits. As you meander the picturesque route towards Knowlton, you feel your stress leaving you behind as you anticipate the weekend ahead. You check into one of our lovely hotels or B & B’s and perhaps have a glass of local wine from one of the areas award-winning vineyards or orchards. Then you fall into bed, to discover the next day’s pleasures of the Brome Lake Duck Festival.
The village, you have discovered, is alive with sights and sounds. You enjoy a delicious bite to eat at your hotel, careful not to eat too much because you know the gourmet festival is spread out ahead of you like an 8-course meal!
Delight in a cornucopia of regionally produced cheese, wines, ciders, breads, spices, and that is just for your palate! Stroll through our beautiful village and discover our unique boutiques-no box stores here, just family-owned small businesses that delight in providing service and specialties unknown elsewhere from antiques, quebecois furniture, fashions and gift items.
Our free street festival is one not-to-be-missed. Whether you are coming for a couples weekend, with friends or even with your children, you will not be disappointed! Activities this year include an “Iron-Chef”-style competition pitting two chefs against each other in creating an Acadian Duck delicacy. The winners will be selected by the public and a panel of judges. We also have culinary demonstrations in Coldbrook Park, more than 25 gourmet and artistic exhibitors throughout the village, and hot food available to eat on the street or in our incredible local cafes and restaurants.
There are also many activities for children including a large petting zoo, face painting, clowns, games and Acadian music throughout the village for everyone!
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